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Timezone: West Africa Time (UTC+1)

Nigeria is situated in West Africa where it shares its land border in the west with the Republic of Benin, in the east with Chad and Cameroon, and in the north with Niger—popularly referred to as the “Giant of Africa” due to its resources and population. The country is the most populous in Africa, with a population estimated to be over 207 million. The country has a very diverse ethnic group with over 100 languages. However, the major languages spoken in the country are Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo, with English regarded as the official language in the country. The climate of the country varies widely with equatorial south, tropical in the middle, and arid in the north, while the landscape consists of southern lowlands, plateaus, and hills in the north and mountains in the southeast.

The country adopts a federal presidential republic system of government comprising 36 states and Abuja the Federal Capital. The economy is heavily reliant on Petroleum and Petroleum Products as its main source of foreign exchange earnings and accounts for over 70 percent of government revenue. The challenges facing the country include erratic power supply, lack of infrastructure, terrorist insurgence, kidnapping, banditry, clashes between farmers and herders, pervasive corruption, internet fraud, and police brutality.

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Standards and Guidelines for Government Websites

National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria

The objective of this document is to provide standards and guidelines for the development and management of government websites thereby improving the quality, reliability, accuracy and accessibility of online information on Government Institutions at all...

Nigeria   Information, Communication and Technology

Central Bank of Nigeria Exchange Control Manual

Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria

This Foreign Exchange Manual is compiled and issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the powers conferred on it by the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring & Miscellaneous Provisions) Act of 1995. The Manual is...

Nigeria   Finance

Guidelines for Investing in the Nigerian Economy

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria

This document highlights the current state of infrastructure in Nigeria, its investment potentials for small and medium scale enterprises development and the capacity available for the management of assets within the economy.

Nigeria   Trade, Industry and Investment

FORM 9 [Section 51 (1)] Notice of appeal

Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria

This is a notice of appeal form addressed to the Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board.

Nigeria   Entertainment

Kwara State Public Audit (Re-Enactment) Law, 2021

Kwara State Government, Nigeria

This Law repeals and re-enacts the Kwara State Public Audit Law, No. 4 of 2021. It provides for the Audit of the public accounts and connected matters.

Nigeria Finance

Oyo State Finance Law, 2022

Nigeria, Oyo State Government, Ministry of Finance

This is a law for the finance of the Appropriation Law, 2022 to the tune of N294,704,585,356.94 from the consolidated revenue of Oyo state of Nigeria in the year ending 31st of December, 2022.

Nigeria Finance

Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority: Guide for Filling Authorization form

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Nigeria

This document guides applicants in preparing an application for authorization to use radiation sources as well as Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) criteria for evaluating the applications. It describes the information needed by the Nigerian...

Nigeria Energy

Cross River State Tax Guide

Cross River Government, Nigeria

This document presents the personal income tax act and provides guides that cover withholding tax, tourism development levy, wharf landing fee law, road taxes, etc.

Nigeria Finance

Kaduna State Arrears Clearance Framework

Kaduna State Government, Nigeria

This framework document provides a clear set of policies, principles, and a multi-year financing plan for the clearance of the existing portfolio of expenditure arrears.

Nigeria Finance

National Health Insurance Authority Act 2021

Ministry of Health, Nigeria

This Act repeals the National Health Insurance Scheme Act Cap. N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and enacts the National Health Insurance Authority Act to ensure an effective implementation of a national health...

Nigeria Health

Code of Conduct for Political Parties

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This document contains the code of conduct for political parties to ensure peace and public order freedom of political campaigns and compliance with electoral laws and regulations for the conduct of free, fair and credible...

Nigeria Democracy and Governance

Independent National Electoral Commission Procurement Manual

Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria

This manual is designed to guide Independent National Electoral Commission monitors in carrying out effective monitoring and reporting of party congresses (ward, local government area, state), party primaries, party national conventions. It details party monitoring,...

Nigeria Democracy and Governance

June 9, 2022

Political Parties, Presidential Candidates and the Electoral Act 2022 

The Electoral Act 2022 seeks to update and standardize Nigeria’s elections. The introduction of technological changes such as an electronic database of registered voters and an electronic transmission system of votes is a welcome improvement. Restricting political appointees' involvement in the election process is also a step in the right direction. However, there is a fundamental issue with the new act — its endorsement of the indirect primary process.

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